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Today's Sports

  • Robertson grapples to Pinto final

    Five individual Robertson wrestlers went undefeated — with two making all-tournament team — as the Cardinals placed second in the Pinto Duals this past weekend in Moriarty.

    As a team, RHS won four of five dual meets, losing only in the final, a 44-33 verdict against Albuquerque’s Atrisco Heritage. The Cardinals gave up a number of weight classes via forfeit, particularly in the final dual of the weekend.

  • Lady Cards silence visiting...

    Coach Rick Armijo says he likes seeing a balanced team effort from his Robertson Lady Cardinals.

    He got all of that and then some Monday evening as the Lady Cards dismantled Tucumcari 85-29 at Mike Marr Gym.

    Ten Robertson players scored and everyone who played contributed in the rout of the Class 2A Lady Rattlers.

  • West LV wrestlers 5th in St....

    Brandon Maddux got the breakout performance he’d been looking for over the weekend, advancing to the 120-pound championship match of the Al Salazar Memorial Invitational, St. Michael’s annual wrestling tournament at Perez-Shelley Gym in Santa Fe.

    Maddux, one of West Las Vegas’ team leaders, lost in the final but his second-place finish helped the Dons take fifth place in the team standings. It’s the second straight year West has wrangled a top-five finish in the event.

  • Mora unbeaten at 12-0

    A decisive win over McCurdy and routs of Dulce and Springer have pumped the Mora girls’ basketball record to 12-0 overall.

    Mora and coach Mark Cassidy were to play at Coronado on Wednesday and at Tucumcari on Friday.

    Andrea Romero and Aubrey Rubin led Mora with 10 apiece, Angel Valencia had eight and Chantel Rivera and Destiny Pacheco six each in beating McCurdy (7-6) 46 to 31. The Rangerettes got off to a fast start, leading 16-5 after one, 26-10 at half, and 37-14 through three.

  • Tide is No. 1

    The Associated Press

    NEW ORLEANS  — Alabama split the games and swept the titles.

    The Crimson Tide was voted No. 1 in the final Associated Press poll for the eighth time, tying Notre Dame for the most of any team in college football, after winning a rematch with LSU in the BCS championship on Monday.

    Alabama’s 21-0 victory easily offset the Tigers’ 9-6 win on Nov. 5 in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and gave it the top spot in the AP ranking to go along with the No. 1 ranking in the USA Today coaches’ poll.

  • Pojoaque transition game tires...

    Fresher legs usually win basketball games that turn into track meets, and that seemed to be the case Monday night as Pojoaque overtook West Las Vegas 51-38 at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The visiting Elks, who trailed 13-8 after one quarter, gradually overtook the Dons, outrebounding and outrunning their hosts with a relentless transition game.

    To its credit, West Las Vegas had few defensive lapses in the half-court sets and at least through the first half the Dons protected the ball fairly well.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 11...

    THURSDAY
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas boys, girls at Hope Christian tournaments, TBA, Albuquerque

    FRIDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Chadron State, 5 and 7 p.m., Chadron, Neb.
    • Robertson girls at Bernalillo (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Bernalillo
    • West Las Vegas boys, girls at Hope Christian tournaments, TBA, Albuquerque
    Wrestling
    • NMHU at Mile Hugh Duals, 3 p.m., Prescott, Ariz.

  • Mora nips Pecos in NRG final

    It wasn’t easy, but Mora and Pecos got their much-anticipated rematch in the championship game of the boys’ Northern Rio Grande Tournament on Saturday.

    The Rangers (10-1) came back from a 15-point deficit to win 64-63 in overtime, repeating as NRG champs. They also gained a measure of revenge against the Panther team (9-2) that had cut short their season-opening unbeaten streak just days earlier in Santa Rosa.
    Neither school had an easy path to the final.

  • Strong weekend for NMHU

    Billy Austin scored four points in the final seconds to lift New Mexico Highlands past visiting Fort Lewis, 96-94.

    NMHU’s men (8-6 overall, 6-4 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) have won three straight and four of the last five, including a sweep of weekend visitors Fort Lewis (7-5, 5-3) and Adams State (9-3, 6-3), whom the Cowboys beat 90-84 on Saturday night.

  • Wildcats settle for split vs. LV...

    Less than two days after torching Ruidoso with 29 points, Shannen Lopez tallied 20 in Robertson’s 64-51 defeat of Lovington at Mike Marr Gym.

    Lopez scored seven of her points midway through the second quarter, when Robertson wrested control away from the Lady Wildcats.

    Lovington opened the game on a 9-0 run before RHS rallied, beginning with a Jolene Martinez three-pointer and a subsequent steal and layup. The score was 13-13 after one period.